Publications

Ofstead’s published manuscripts

Longitudinal assessment of reprocessing effectiveness for colonoscopes and gastroscopes: Results of visual inspections, biochemical markers, and microbial cultures.
Am J Infect Control. 2017 Feb 1;45(2):e26-e33; Ofstead CL, Wetzler HP, Heymann OL, Johnson EA, Eiland JE, Shaw MJ

Assessing residual contamination and damage inside flexible endoscopes over time.
Am J Infect Control. 2016 Dec 1;44(12):1675-1677; Ofstead CL, Wetzler HP, Eiland JE, Heymann OL, Held SB, Shaw MJ

Simethicone residue remains inside gastrointestinal endoscopes despite reprocessing.
Am J Infect Control. 2016 Nov 1;44(11):1237-1240; Ofstead CL, Wetzler HP, Johnson EA, Heymann OL, Maust TJ, Shaw MJ

Practical toolkit for monitoring endoscope reprocessing effectiveness: Identification of viable bacteria on gastroscopes, colonoscopes, and bronchoscopes.
Am J Infect Control. 2016 Jul 1;44(7):815-9; Ofstead CL, Doyle EM, Eiland JE, Amelang MR, Wetzler HP, England DM, Mascotti KM, Shaw MJ

Persistent contamination on colonoscopes and gastroscopes detected by biologic cultures and rapid indicators despite reprocessing performed in accordance with guidelines.
American Journal of Infection Control; 2015 Aug; 43 (8): 794-801; Ofstead CL, Wetzler HP, Doyle EM, Rocco CK, Visrodia KH, Baron TH, Tosh PK.

Reply to Whiteley et al.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; 2015 Feb;36(2):237-238; Visrodia KH, Ofstead CL, Wetzler HP, Tosh PK, Baron TH.

Reply to Petersen
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; October 2014;35(10):1309-1310; Visrodia KH, Ofstead CL, Yellin HL, Wetzler HP, Tosh PK, Baron TH.

The Use of Rapid Indicators for the Detection of Organic Residues on Clinically Used Gastrointestinal Endoscopes with and without Visually Apparent Debris
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; August 2014;35(8):987-994; Visrodia KH, Ofstead CL, Yellin HL, Wetzler HP, Tosh PK, Baron TH.

Re-evaluating endoscopy-associated infection risk estimates and their implications
American Journal of Infection Control; August 2013;41(8):734-6; Ofstead CL, Dirlam Langlay AM, Mueller NJ, Tosh PK, Wetzler HP.

Effectiveness of worksite interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates among employees and familiesJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; February 2013;55(2):156-63; Ofstead CL, Sherman BW, Wetzler HP, Dirlam Langlay AM, Mueller NJ, Ward JM, Ritter DR, Poland GA.

Endoscope reprocessing methods: a prospective study on the impact of human factors and automation
Gastroenterology Nursing; July-August 2010;33(4):304-11; Ofstead CL, Wetzler HP, Snyder AK, Horton RA.

Personal choice or evidence-based nursing intervention: nurses’ decision-making about influenza vaccination
Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing; June 2010;7(2):111-20; Rhudy LM, Tucker SJ, Ofstead CL, Poland GA.

Partners in advancing care and education solutions study: impact on processes and outcomes of diabetes care
Population Health Management; December 2008;11(6):297-305; Mazze RS, Powers MA, Wetzler HP, Ofstead CL.

Receptivity to mandatory influenza vaccination policies for healthcare workers among registered nurses working on inpatient units
Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology; February 2008;29(2):170-3; Poland GA, Ofstead CL, Tucker SJ, Beebe TJ.

Influenza vaccination among registered nurses: information receipt, knowledge, and decision-making at an institution with a multifaceted educational program
Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology; February 2008;29(2):99-106; Ofstead CL, Tucker SJ, Beebe TJ, Poland GA.

Advanced Insulin Management Program Reduces A1C Levels and Regimen-Related Distress Without Weight Gain in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Insulin; April 2008;3(2): 59-66; Fish LH, Wetzler HP, Davidson JL, Ofstead CL, Johnson ML.

Influenza Vaccination and Health Care Workers
Minnesota Health Care News; February 2008;6(2):16-19; Ofstead CL, Poland GA.

Influenza Vaccination and Health Care Workers
Minnesota Physician; January 2008;21(10):38-42; Ofstead CL, Poland GA.

Fighting the Flu Can Boost Your Bottom Line
“Impact: Birmingham Employers Guide to Health and Productivity Management” (supplement to Birmingham Business Journal); October, 2006, p. 9; Ofstead C, Champa C, Haven A.

Impact of Central Venous Catheter Type and Methods on Catheter-Related Colonization and Bacteraemia
Journal of Hospital Infection; 2005 Oct;61(2):139-45; Moretti EW, Ofstead CL, Kristy RM, Wetzler HP.